Vishwa Yoga | FAQ

Vishwa Yoga

Authentic Tantric Perspective - Ancient teachings for the modern life


1. What is the meaning of Vishwa or Vishwa Yoga?

Vishwa is a Sanskrit word, it means the 'whole world'. So, the name 'VishwaYoga' is used to convey - Yoga for the whole world. However, in Indian scriptures, Vishwa is one of the names of Vishnu as well as Shiva. Thus the name carries the auspiciousness.

2. What if I am not flexible?

This feeling comes in the early days of your practice and it will fade soon, and you’ll forget very quickly the things you weren’t able to do. It is the most interesting thing about yoga; over time you tend to forget the physical struggles you experienced along the way. Do not discourage yourself, with continuous practice you will open new doors to discovery through which all things are possible.

3. What do I wear?

Clothing that you are comfortable sweating in. Women typically wear yoga pants or shorts with a workout top. Men wear running shorts or light pants and a fitted shirt that won’t get in the way of practice.

4. Can I eat before class?

It’s best to practice on an empty stomach. Avoid eating a heavy meal 2 hours prior to class. Foods appropriate for pre-class snacking include fruit, yogurt, or light energy bars.

5. How much water should I drink?

Always come to class well-hydrated. Follow the guidelines below to prepare for class:

  • Consume 8–10 glasses of water (8 oz. per glass) daily for normal activity, not including exercise.
  • At least 2 hours prior to exercise, drink 16 oz. of water or fluid without caffeine.
  • During exercise, drink frequently, preventing thirst. Your goal is to replenish fluids at the same rate you are sweating.
6. Will I lose weight?

Many students with a regular yoga practice find excess pounds drop away without drastic changes in diet. A typical 60-minute session of our yoga classes will burn anywhere from 250-550 calories depending on a number of factors including your weight, gender and how strenuous your practice is.When you feel better about your body, no matter what your weight, you will begin to make better food choices. Many students discover they have fewer cravings for sugar, salt, and caffeine.

7. How is a private class different than a group class?

A private lesson is a special experience and very different from a group class. Private lessons are specifically designed to meet your needs and to help you maximize the benefits of your practice. Based on your interest, desire or need you can focus on learning or deepening one or more components which comprise an authentic Yoga Practice - Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Tantra, Mantra, Kriya or Meditation. Most teachers teach or focus on Asana in a group or even private class, which is just one component of Yoga Practice. But here you will get an opportunity to learn more and realize the difference in your practice.